Attorney Analysis: Check out the second section of this article for legal commentary on the legal rights of bar shooting victims from shooting victim attorney Marc Lenahan.
Two men were injured after being shot during a bar fight at 780 Sports Bar and Grill in Ferris, Texas. The shooting happened at the bar located at 1209 FM 780 at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 7.
According to the police, shots were fired after a large fight started at the bar. One of the victims was shot in the face, while the other suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Both men were hospitalized and expected to survive the shooting.
The Sheriff's Department said that an armed security guard was involved in the shooting.
The suspect reportedly fled the scene before officers arrived.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting has been asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 972-825-4922.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced crime victim lawyer who helps bar shooting victims and their families find justice through civil lawsuits. Here are some thoughts from Marc on the legal rights of these victims and families:
Every bar owner has a legal obligation to make sure their properties are safe from preventable dangers, including foreseeable violent crime. But sadly, violent crimes often occur at bars and nightclubs. when someone's injured or killed in a bar shooting, it's important to ask if the bar owner met this legal obligation to safety.
Some bar shootings may have been prevented if not for inadequate security or another form of negligence by the bar owner. For example, a bar owner could possibly be considered negligent for a shooting if the bar had past incidents of violence, but no safety improvements were made.
If you ora loved one has been injured or killed in a bar shooting, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our dedicated crime victim lawyers.